Meet the New HitTail Team

HitTail News Dec 1, 2015

Greetings to all HitTail users and followers!

Today we have exciting news – HitTail has been acquired by a new team of experienced search engine marketers, developers and designers. Stas Tatarin – HitTail’s new manager – has over 8 years of experience in search engine marketing and is happy to become a part of the HitTail team.


“I feel truly grateful to Rob, who has been building HitTail during the last several years, for the opportunity to take HitTail over and continue its success. I believe that search engine marketing will remain one of the most efficient ways to promote businesses and brands online for the coming several years. Whether you have an e-commerce website or blog as a hobby, being found easier on search engines is the key to success.

At the same time, I realize that not everyone needs to be a SEO expert to be able to drive targeted search visitors to their websites. And not everyone has the resources needed to hire expensive search engine marketers or agencies. If this is the case, HitTail is a great and efficient solution.

What’s more, most keyword tools require the website owner to come up with keyword ideas, but HitTail analyzes existing traffic and provides suggestions for new keywords each month, based on existing traffic. HitTail works in the background and provides you with new keyword suggestions daily or weekly, while you can focus on other tasks. It is easy to set up too, as it doesn’t require any code snippets to be deployed across the website.

It is kind of “hands off” tool that I’ve been asked for many times. I was excited when I first found HitTail and now I’m really happy to know that we just acquired it.”

– Stas Tatarin


“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed growing HitTail to where it stands today as one of the most well-known tools in the SEO space. Given my other responsibilities running Drip and MicroConf it’s been increasingly hard to stay focused and run everything simultaneously. I believe the new team will inject fresh power into HitTail and is on track to bring it to a new level.”

– Rob Walling

What’s the Plan for Hittail?

Regardless of whether we add new features or not, our aim is to keep HitTail’s user interface very clear and easy to understand. We want to make sure our existent customers are comfortable with any innovations we make and we’ll be listening to them for sure.

The first thing we may do is integrate HitTail with the new Google Search Console API, which has been released a few weeks ago. This will allow our customers to oAuth for this API, which should make the process of HitTail installation even easier and more straightforward.

In the long run we have plans to build HitTail into a set of powerful feature-rich tools that will help website owners, bloggers and marketers to be more efficient in driving quality traffic to their websites. We also have plans to build a community around HitTail, where everyone can ask for SEM/SEO help and get a qualified answer.

Are You Going to Change Pricing?

We have no plans for changing existing prices in the coming several months. But if we do, we’d like to assure our customers that their current plans won’t change, unless they want to switch to any new plan we add.

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HitTail’s sale was brokered by FE International. Please direct all transaction inquiries to David Newell and the FE International team (

The NEW HitTail Team.

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    Congratulations on the deal. I’ve been using HitTail for a number of years and always found it to be a very useful tool – looking forward to seeing what you and your team can do with it.

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    Once HitTail could be very useful, when Google was still showing the keyphrase in the ‘referer’ “&q=some_keypharse_here”

    Today I really don’t understand how HitTail could still be useful.

    I would be happy to be disproved.

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    Mike Levin

    Whoah! Rob, you’ve been a wonderful steward of my original concept that striking-distance keywords were your best key indicator of what will perform well in natural search, if only noticed and acted upon. It seems so obvious today to people in the “expensive tier” of SEO software, like BrightEdge and Conductor. But HitTail is almost on it’s 1oth year of teaching the smaller guy/gal how to lather, rinse and repeat for success. Secret weapons are nice.

    Anyway, well done, Rob! It has been one of my great pleasures in life to see an invention survive tectonic shifts in the industry time-and-again, and still be desirable — indeed, invaluable as the HitTail stories go. I can’t wait to see what Stas does to evolve the property and the concept, while still staying true to that “Just tell me what to do next” SEO-on-rails simplicity that inspires such long-term loyalty in the fan-base.

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    Abdul Haseeb

    Nice to meet the team HiTtail. I hope they will working great like now 🙂

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